Israeli occupation forces stormed, on Monday evening, the northern West Bank town of Beita, south of Nablus, and injured dozens of Palestinian young men, including one seriously, and abducted a physician, local sources reported.

On Monday evening, Israeli forces invaded, the town of Beita, south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, sparking protests among local Palestinian youths.

A large army force, reinforced with sharpshooters, stormed the town and besieged a Palestinian-owned home, firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel rounds, and tear gas canisters at the youths who resisted the incursion.

According to Ahmed Jibril, the Director of Ambulance and Emergency at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Nablus, eight Palestinian young men were shot and injured with live rounds, while dozens suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

Later the PRCS stated that of the eight young men who were shot with live ammunition, one was shot and seriously injured after soldiers shot him in the head.

Video footage of the young man, who was walking, with hands down, and posing no danger to the army, was shot in the head, falling down immediately, before being carried to an ambulance nearby.

[Video from Palestine TV]

It added that at least 50 young men sustained inhalation injuries. Another sources reported that one young man was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet.

Reports also said that occupation forces broke into and searched the home of Palestinian physician, Shahid Mualla, before abducting him.

A social media video shows soldiers detaining a Palestinian young man, identified as Nadeem Hamail, while there were no official media reports on the abduction.